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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct boarding, jointing and skimming of ceilings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243754  Conduct boarding, jointing and skimming of ceilings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Qualifying learners are capable of boarding, jointing and skimming of ceilings, while applying prescribed best practice housekeeping policies.

These skills will ensure that breakages and stoppages are kept to a minimum and equipment is used in accordance with best practice and safety procedures.

This competence also advances a learner's personal expertise and employability in the construction sector and other related fields, for example, interior design and refurbishment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Perform boarding of ceiling frameworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Floor protection is installed to give total coverage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials and tools are laid out in a logical fashion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scaffolding and support mechanisms are prepared in accordance with prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ceiling boards are installed onto framework according to prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Prescribed safety procedures are adhered to as work is conducted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Housekeeping guidelines are adhered to as defined by the workplace standards and norms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform jointing of ceiling boards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials and tools are laid out in a logical fashion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Jointing plaster is mixed thoroughly in accordance with acceptable ratios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Jointing plaster is applied in accordance with prescribed safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plaster is finished with sandpaper neatly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform skimming of ceiling boards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials and tools are laid out in a logical fashion. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes preparation for wall paper, laminating and tiles, painting and bonding liquids.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Skimming plaster is mixed thoroughly in acceptable ratios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Skimming plaster is applied following prescribed safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The required finish is interpreted and applied correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform housekeeping on installation site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rubbish is removed from installation site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The installation site is cleaned to re-establish its original condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools are cleaned after work is finished. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tool inventory is completed in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Site acceptance and handover are conducted by relevant persons. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and are competent to explain how to:
  • Perform:

    > Boarding of ceiling frameworks.
    > Jointing of ceiling boards.
    > Plaster skimming of ceilings.
  • Adhere to:

    > Prescribed safety procedures.
    > Best practice housekeeping standards and norms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as a member of a team, for example when boarding, jointing and skimming ceilings with the assistance of other team members. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their own activities responsibly and effectively by correctly boarding, jointing and skimming ceilings and by working in an organised manner using the correct equipment for the tasks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by adhering to prescribed best practice industry standards and norms on the installation site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate awareness that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by recognising and understanding that the:
  • World is a set of inter-related systems.
  • Actions of individuals have an effect on the world around them. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to their own full development and the social and economic development of society at large. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58247   National Certificate: Ceiling and Partitioning Installation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Saint - Gobain Construction Products South Africa 



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